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the football. >> reporter: marley hall for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. >> newtown school officials will have grief counselors at the school to try to help the students deal with this tragedy. >>> the shootings in newtown have led to a renewed push for tougher gun control laws. yesterday in washington, d.c., dozens of parents, teachers and veterans marched on the national rifle association's headquarters calling on the group to curtail its lobbying efforts. a new poll from cbs news shows 57% of americans are in favor of stricter gun laws. that's the highest percentage in a decade. a virginia congressman says the shooting was enough for him to rethink his position on guns. >> i absolutely believe that americans have a right to reasonable gun ownership. but i also know after this enormous tragedy coming not that long after the tragedy of virginia tech, when my daughters asked me friday night, dad, you're in the senate, why can't we put reasonable restrictions on assault weapons or these rapid fire ammunition crepes, i didn't have -- clips, i didn't have a good enough answer
of plenty of debate after the newtown shooting. vendors are busy trying to keep up with an increase in sales. >> reporter: the winter weather didn't put much of a dent in the turnout at the gun show in chantilly. >> i own firearms, i was in the military. i come out to see what is new. >> reporter: annette elliott runs the show and says ticket sales are up. she points to two factors, president obama's reelection, who is seen by antiguns by some owners, and the calls for gun control in the aftermath of the latest shooting in connecticut that left 20 children dead. >> i think they are afraid something will happen with the gun laws to make it impossible or very difficult for them to purchase firearms or cost prohibitive. in other words two expensive. >> reporter: there is such a demand for guns and ammunition. >> this is the highest we have ever seen it. >> reporter: elliott says one ammunition dealer paid for a table at the show but ended up canceling because they had no ammunition to sell. mer lip scales owns rabbit ridge enterprises and he says he has seen more first time gun buyers. scales i
and killed 26 people in newtown before taking his own life. the connecticut health center was asked to join the investigation to look for threws about the roots of his -- clues about the roots of his violence in his dna. >>> you can gamble 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at maryland live casino right now. they made it possible. the casino operators say the expanded hours will lead to more jobs and revenue for the state. the state's two other casinos have not yet adopted that 24 hour 7 day a week schedule yet. >>> with same sex marriage set to become legal in maryland next week now a new debate about discrimination laws regarding same sex marriage. >> scott broom was in annapolis where a trolley bus operator is getting out of the wedding business altogether. >> reporter: the discover annapolis trolley does not just have tourists, it does a good business with wedding parties as well as you can see on the website. but no more. operator matt grubs announced he will not do business with same sex couples on religious grounds and because it would be illegal he's decided to give up weddings altogethe
to the models used in the newtown shootings. >>> with time running out to avoid the fiscal cliff, democrats and republicans have left the capital for home. for the majority of the country, that means we are going over that cliff. president obama is in hawaii for christmas with his family. before he left he urged congress to adopt a stopgap measure to prevent taxes from rising on people who make less than 250,000 a year. he also asked for a plan to keep providing benefits to unemployed workers. house speaker john boehner is home in cincinnati. he failed to get members of his own party to support his plan b proposal for ending the crisis. speaker boehner says the stalemate and the failure of plan b is the democrats' fault. >> the president -- what the. has offered so far simply won't do anything to solve our spending problem and begin to address our nation's crippling debt. instead he wants more spending and more tax hikes that will hurt our economy. and he refuses to challenges the members of his party to deal honesty with the entitlement reform and the big issues facing our nation. that's w
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